NEWS 25 TEAM

Rick Gogreve

Rick Gogreve was born and raised in New Orleans. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting. When not out reporting, Rick likes to keep up with the New Orleans…

Will Neese

William Neese was born in Pascagoula and after Hurricane Katrina he and his family eventually found their spot in Lucedale. After some success while running track in high school, Will happily accepted a scholarship to William Carey University for track…

Sabria Reid - Reporter

Sabria Reid was raised in Austin, Texas and takes pride in graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). During her time at UNLV, Sabria was a student worker for UNLV TV…

Lorraine Weiskopf - Reporter

Lorraine Weiskopf was raised in Covington, Louisiana, and graduated with honors from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2020. During her four years she earned a degree in Mass Communication and a degree in Spanish. She also participated in a global partnership…

Joe Sullivan - News Director

Joe Sullivan has been the News Director at WXXV since 2014. He leads a talented group of Reporters, Producers, Anchors and Meteorologists. Since Joe has been News Director, WXXV has expanded from 90 minutes of News a day in 2015…

Jeff Haeger - Sports Director

A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he…

Grant Chighizola - Anchor/Reporter

Grant Chighizola was raised in Picayune, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2019 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. As a lover of sports, he served as the Sports Editor…

Grace Boyles - News and Sports Reporter

Grace Boyles was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, the “Cherry Capitol of the World”. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with dual majors, earning degrees in Communications and Creative Writing. During her time at Michigan,…

Ashleigh Fortenberry

Ashleigh Fortenberry is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ashleigh graduated from Mississippi State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and double concentration in broadcasting and journalism. Ashleigh decided at a very young age she wanted to pursue a career…

Janae Jordan

Janae Jordan is from Prichard,Alabama. Janae graduated from Troy University in 2020 with a Master’s in Strategic Communications and in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism . While at Troy University she was an anchor, producer and reporter for…

YOUR WEATHER AUTHORITY

Ryan Mahan - Meteorologist

Born in Tennessee, raised in Arkansas, and now a resident of Mississippi, Ryan Mahan is proud to be a Southerner and to belong to this community. A former student of Millsaps and a graduate of the University of South Alabama,…

Rob Knight

Chief Meteorologist Rob Knight is a familiar face along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, having been an on-air personality in the local area since 2005. Rob is originally from New York, but traveled and forecasted weather around the world as an…

Brantly Keiek

A native to the Gulf Coast, Brantly Keiek comes to South Mississippi from Pensacola, Florida. Brantly’s passion for weather can be traced back to active hurricane seasons during his childhood. His interest in meteorology peaked when his hometown experienced back-to-back…

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